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Music

Prep MusicMusic students at St Andrew’s College thrive because their individual needs are always prioritised. Our highly talented teaching staff, state of the art music suites and recording studio, and use of exciting technologies and innovative teaching programmes provides a first class environment in which music students can reach their full potential.

We combine cutting edge technology and traditional music skills in the context of project based learning and innovative teaching techniques. In the creative industry it takes many people to produce an art work. Students learn how to be interdependent using each other’s strengths to build a collaborative community.

Tutors are available at the College to teach the following:

  • cello;
  • clarinet;
  • classical guitar;
  • contemporary / jazz piano;
  • contemporary / jazz singing;
  • double bass;
  • drums;
  • electric bass;
  • flute;
  • guitar (jazz, rock styles);
  • horn;
  • oboe;
  • piano;
  • saxophone;
  • singing;
  • theory lessons;
  • trombone;
  • trumpet;
  • violin / viola.

All Musical Genres are Equally Respected and Resourced

St Andrew’s College consistently delivers high quality across all genres of music and students benefit from a well-resourced and staffed department. 

Students are provided professional tuition in singing and a wide range of instruments, as well as regular opportunities for students to hone their performing skills in groups such as our extraordinary jazz and concert bands, choirs and rock bands. 

Preparatory School Orchestra

This group is made up of students who are currently receiving music tuition. The group currently sits at about 20 players.

The orchestra plays musical arrangements which are specially written for the group. Rehearsals are taken by Ms Ros Emeleus and take place at lunchtime on Wednesdays.

Preparatory School Chamber Groups

Groups are formed each year depending on the instruments the students play.

Preparatory School Cantare Choir

This is an auditioned choir made of students in Years 6–8. This choir is directed by a specialist Music teacher and leads the weekly chapel services, and performs at school and community occasions. Practice times will be advised.

Preparatory School Junior Choir

This choir is made up of students in Years 3–5 and rehearses once a week. A variety of songs are taught and performed on various occasions throughout the year. This choir is conducted by a specialist Music teacher.